A Christmas Carol: Can Money Buy Happiness?

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Charles Spurgeon once said,¨It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.” Happiness can be because of friends, family, and love. No matter how much people have they can still be happy. Many people can give you different definitions of happiness but the end it's just when people are full of joy and smiling. People can not go into a store and find happiness on a shelf, therefor money cannot buy happiness.
It can be argued that someone may want something they want really bad that they say it will make them so happy, but in the end they are just as happy as they were before you had that item. As we see in A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley a classical holiday story we learn that Ebenezer Scrooge is unhappy with …show more content…

However it can be said that,¨ A study by the Chicago Booth School of Business found that people who came into a windfall of money reported increased happiness the more they spent that windfall on others. However, if your goal is to maximize your own happiness, the study indicated you should spend that money on a shared experience with someone else rather than a faceless donation¨(Sekar 1). People might think that when they buy something, it makes them happy. Is that really true? However, it can be said that, “Winning the lottery isn't a ticket to true happiness, however enticing it might be to imagine never working again and being able to afford anything you want. One study famously found that people who had big wins on the lottery ended up no happier than those who had bought tickets but didn't win. It seems that as long as you can afford to avoid the basic miseries of life, having loads of spare cash doesn't make you very much happier than having very little”(Stafford 1). This shows as long as you can afford the necessities you can be happy.
In conclusion, everyone should just try to be happy with or without money, because in the end money can't buy happiness. Happiness does not have a price tag; therefore money can not buy happiness. Even if you don't have all the money in the world you are probably as happy or happier than the people with a lot of money. Everyone should just try to be happy with or without money, because in the end money can't buy

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